Steven G. Carling has been named one of the 2013 Volunteer Legal Services Project William E. McKnight Volunteer Service Award recipients. The award is given annually to a volunteer attorney or attorneys whose pro bono service reflects the commitment to equal justice that Bill McKnight’s life exemplified.
Anna E. Lynch has been named one of the 2013 “Top Women in Law” by The Daily Record.
The Top Women in Law award recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of women attorneys who are making notable contributions to the legal profession, while inspiring a positive change in the community.
Christine Lachnicht has joined the Newark office of Underberg & Kessler LLP.
Ms. Lachnicht will focus her practice in the areas of trusts and estates, residential and commercial real estate, and business matters.
Ms. Lachnicht earned her B.A. degree from the University of Rochester and her J.D. from Boston College Law School.
Luis E. Ormaechea has been named a New York 2013 40 Under 40 Rising Latino Star by The Hispanic Coalition NY, Inc.
The 40 Under 40 Rising Stars Program recognizes members of the Hispanic/Latino community under the age of 40 who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments and achievements in the areas of business, education, politics, non-profit sector, community service and more. The Rising Stars have demonstrated a quality of performance that indicates they are leaders among their peers and will continue to develop into distinguished members in their community.
Jillian K. Farrar and Leah E. Tarantino have joined Underberg & Kessler LLP in Rochester, New York.
Ms. Farrar is an associate in the firm’s Litigation and Creditors’ Rights Practice Groups, and will focus her practice in the areas of bankruptcy, collection and foreclosures. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Farrar was an associate with Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak LLC. Ms. Farrar earned her B.A. from Vassar College, and her J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law.
Underberg & Kessler LLP is proud to announce that ten of its attorneys have been named to the 2013 edition of Best Lawyers in America®.
Jim Coniglio, Pat Cusato, Steve Gersz, Ron Hull, Kate Karl, Larry Keller, Paul Keneally, Anna Lynch, Paul Nunes and Margaret Somerset are included in the 2013 edition under the following specialties:
Fourteen attorneys from Underberg & Kessler LLP have been named 2012 Upstate New York “Super Lawyers.”
Jim Coniglio, Steve Gersz, Lewis Heisman, Ron Hull, Kate Karl, Larry Keller, Paul Keneally, Tom Knab, Robert Koegel, Gordon Lipson, Anna Lynch, Paul Nunes, Margaret Somerset and Ed Yankelunas were included in the 2012 group of Upstate New York “Super Lawyers”. This group represents the top five percent of attorneys in Upstate New York and is awarded to those attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Jennifer M. Rossi has joined the Rochester office of Underberg & Kessler LLP.
Ms. Rossi is an associate in the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group, and will focus her practice in the areas of residential and commercial real estate. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Rossi was an associate with Kriss & Feuerstein LLP in New York City.
Ms. Rossi earned her B.S. from the State University of New York at Brockport, and her J.D. from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. She is a member of the New York State and Monroe County Bar Associations.
Rita Nischal has joined the Rochester office of Underberg & Kessler LLP.
Ms. Nischal is an associate in the firm’s Estates & Trusts Practice Group, and will focus her practice in the areas of elder law and Medicaid planning, estate planning and estate administration. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Nischal was an associate with McConville, Considine, Cooman & Morin, P.C.
Thomas F. Knab has been named the partner-in-charge of the Buffalo office of Underberg & Kessler LLP.
Tom is a partner in the firm’s Litigation and Labor & Employment Practice Groups, where he concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial law and litigation, and labor and employment litigation.
Tom earned his B.A. degree from State University of New York at Buffalo and his J.D. from State University of New York at Buffalo Law School. He is a Member of the Board of Directors of Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc.